Vintage Eateries, the restaurant group that recently acquired Browning's, is expanding its holdings, according to managing partner Richard Harrison. In the space that's housed Las Casitas del Valle and Bubba and Garcia's in Riverdale, the group — which also includes Wally Rowland and David Ashemore — plans to open Dick's American Cantina in two to three weeks. Sergio Garcia, the chef of Las Casitas, will stay on as chef, with Harrison handling the American end in the kitchen.
Harrison says he plans to install a char broiler for burgers and feature sauteed and grilled fish tacos, Vienna-beef hot dogs and catfish po-boys.
At Browning's, Harrison says business is up 35 to 45 percent. The restaurant is now serving what Harrison terms as “Bard's style breakfast” with a “Mexican flair.” Shortly, Harrison expects to install a new bar and add steaks to the menu. Breakfast hours are 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Andina Cafe in the River Market is now serving plate lunches, with rotating options like baked pork chops, meat loaf and Mexican casserole, Monday through Friday.